Looking for a way to begin your spheres, cones, & cylinders volume standard? This no-prep 12-word vocabulary sort allows 8th graders to use their prior knowledge of volume and apply it to the unit. The second page provides practice problems to ensure students understand the vocabulary terms.
The inquiry-approach allows students to better grasp the 12 words, including 2D vs 3D objects, height, radius, diameter, pi, cylinder, cone, sphere, formula, and more. My students internalize vocab with this sort because they are forced to be more responsible for understanding the meaning.
An answer key and a student sample is provided. All students can access this activity. Enjoy!